Unity Church is a false religion

Charles Sherlock Fillmore (August 22, 1854 – July 5, 1948), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, founded Unity, a church within the New Thought movement, with his wife, Myrtle Page Fillmore, in 1889. He became known as an American mystic for his contributions to metaphysical interpretations of Biblical scripture. He married Myrtle in Clinton, Missouri on March 29, 1881 and the newlyweds moved to Pueblo, Colorado, where Charles established a real estate business with the brother-in-law of Nona Lovell Brooks, who was later to found the Church of Divine Science. In his later years, Fillmore felt so young that he thought that he might be physically immortal, as well as believing that he might be the reincarnation of Paul of Tarsus. Charles Fillmore was an ethical vegetarian who did not eat animal flesh.
Myrtle Fillmore died in 1931. Charles remarried in 1933 to Cora G. Dedrick who was a collaborator on his later writings. Charles Fillmore died in 1948, and the Unity School and Association of Unity Churches (founded as the Unity Ministers Association in 1934) continued, growing into a worldwide movement.

The Unity Church is rooted in the concepts of metaphysical or “divine” healing. Unity is considered a cult because of their beliefs and teachings that deviate significantly from the biblical truth about God, Jesus, Bible, sin and salvation. Heavily influenced by many other religions, Unity attempts to incorporate the preferred parts of all religions, cults, and beliefs. It’s by definition, a pick and mix religion not much different from any other new age cult. Additionally, it has many similarities with other cults arising in the mid-19th century such as Christian Science, although the teachings differ at various points.

The core Unity beliefs that make it a cult include (my comments below begin with GP):

UC: God is a principle, not a personal God, and the “force” of love in all people and things.

GP: This is a classic signature of a cult, the depersonalisation of God. It’s interesting the Fillmore makes such claims without offering any explanation to back up his principals. It’s not then surprising then to find the gaping hole he has left with the Bibles clear definition of God.

The Bible speaks of Him as the living God.

“By this you shall know that among you is the living God who without fail will drive out from before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites” (Joshua 3:10).

As a youth, David realized that the giant Goliath was defying “the living God” (1 Samuel 17:26).

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light (Psalms 36:9).

But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King (Jeremiah 10:10).

UC: Jesus the man represents the path toward a higher consciousness.

GP: No surprise there then.Fillmore, in order to inject his beliefs from a worldly, human view he must first humanise Jesus Christ. In this case he was made Jesus a symbol, a representation of a desired outcome and stripped away any reference as to the true reason of his existence. This is blasphemy, Jesus said ” Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6. Rather than acknowledging salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, they turn this into self enlightenment (higher consciousness). This is the oldest lie in the Bible and millions are falling for even today “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. ” Genesis 3:5.

UC: Jesus the Christ is the universal love and wisdom within all of us – the perfection of consciousness – independent of religious beliefs.

GP: Another blatant contradiction. If you remove Jesus or change him then what was the point of his sacrifice for humanity? Fillmore clearly does not accept that Jesus Christ of the Bible and therefore makes up their own one to fit their needs.

UC: The Bible is not the inerrant Word of God nor the final authority.

GP: Fillmore denies the Bible as the final word of God, so does Islam, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons etc.

UC: The fall of man is spiritual amnesia from his evolution toward the divine correctable by changing thought patterns from negative to positive thoughts, which is the process of salvation.

GP: This is veiled Hinduism, the ignorance of one owns divinity and the Karmic cycle which is highly incompatible with the Word of God.

UC: There is no literal heaven or hell, but the heaven or hell created by a person’s thoughts, words, and actions.

GP: Everyone will exist eternally either in heaven or hell (Daniel 12:2,3; Matthew 25:46; John 5:28; Revelation 20:14,15).

UC: Reincarnation is the means by which believers are regenerated for eternity.

GP: This a denial of judgement for those outside of Jesus Christ. Fillmore is saying for those that follow him and his doctrine, they will receive eternal life. So not only has he replaced Jesus, he has become the replacement Jesus.

In conclusion, Fillmore has discarded the fundamental Christian beliefs in exchange for a new gospel. Galatians 1:6-9 (King James Version (KJV)).


About Gaz Parker

I was born with the ability to see spirit entities. I learned to ignore them for most of my life but during 2004 I had a kind of spiritual awakening so i thought. For years I questioned it until I asked God to show me what this is. God showed me the truth and I realised these spirits are evil, they are demons. Jesus never left me, he love me and he loves you too. My audio testimony can be found here. Contact me here: newagedeception@gmail.com
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141 Responses to Unity Church is a false religion

  1. Believer says:

    Nice assertions, I agree with them 100%.

    Depersonalization of God and Jesus is a mainstay of occult and newage doctrines. This only serves to radically destroy the heierarchy of Heaven and to elevate the follower to the position of God himself. A complete blasphemy of Gods authority and the position given to Jesus on the throne to share it with His Father.

    God made man in his own image, he didn’t make man a God to challenge his authority; I guess this is the mistake that Lucifer made in Heaven when he challenged God and the authority of his Chosen Son and was thrown to Earth to judge mankind and then get sent into destruction at the appointed time. People have mocked me for even having this belief but I see it so clearly in my head. We live on a planet enveloped in spiritual warfare and there are so many blind people walking around at present and also many others who only view the world through their Left Eye as Lucifer and his agents have sown their Righteous Eye shut. Awake and see the world with both eyes, and if your left eye offend you, pluck it out :P

    Also if we are made in Gods Image and we have an individual spirit and an individual Will then God also has an Individual nature and cannot be de-personalized without refuting his existence and Will. Newage doctrine is fully designed as an adversary to Abrahamic monotheistic logic and is designed to challenge his authority and to recruit Gods own creations into doing the same… and this deception seems to be working quite well, but I would like them to know their efforts are futile as God is all powerful and I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes when I answer to my creator.

    Unity Church is going to be used as just another mechanism to effect the introducton of the Universal Religion of Anti-Christ, and its seeming only real oponent will be awake Christians who know their God and love his Son with all their hearts. Everyone else will go along with the Satan Recruitment which at first will be sold as Unification Of Religion for Peace and Prosperity, but it will be rotten to the core and mixed with all sorts of perverse doctrines. Babylon The Great, Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

    • Sandra Searan says:

      My mom goes to such a church and she believes this stuff. I was raised believing this stuff but no longer do.

      • Josh says:

        Hi Sandra. Can you please tell more of your story? what made you stop believing in the unity church’s teachings? was it difficult to break away from the unity church? are there cases like mine where the unity church has directly or indirectly caused PFA’s custody battles and divorce? Is the unity church against or do they not like or are not receptive to catholics, baptists, lutherns, and other conservative christian religions?

    • Elyse says:

      I hope Jesus saves idiots…because if not, you and Gaz are screwed!

    • Rev. Therese says:

      Unity is Culturally Christian and Spiritually Unlimited. We believe that Jesus is our way-shower, elder brother and the ideation of God… as are each of us. We do believe that Heaven and Hell are states of consciousness (I am a bit in Hell reading your posts) and not geographical locatioins. We are not NEW AGE (outside of us) we are NEW THOUGHT… well, new if you think that what Jesus said is new. We are all the beloved of God. You and Me both!

      • Song says:

        I agree with you Kathie! I, too, am apart of the Unity Movement. I think the reason why this post is putting our religion (Unity) down is because he just doesn’t agree with us. We are NEW THOUGHT. We embrace LOVE and SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. We are not wrong to believe that we don’t think that God decides whether you go to Heaven or Hell. We have a right to believe that God is within everyone and everything, and that God is good.
        We are not “silly” or “satanic”. Unity is love. We believe that your thoughts create your actions, and your actions create your reality. Also, we don’t believe every single word in the bible. It was written years ago. We take teachings from it so that we can grow and learn to love.

        Spread joy and peace. I love this Universe. Namaste.

        • Song says:

          * He just doesn’t understand us and can’t see that his religions isn’t the only possible truth. EVERY RELIGION IS RIGHT IN A WAY.

          • stephenp46 says:

            I was raised in Unity and have a deep understanding of its strengths and failings , so did Charles Fillmore, he even said he reserved the right to be absolutely wrong and was not responsible for anyone else who believed him . I knew that Unity was a think tank that let you decide what was the Truth , every center was a bit different but we could always talk about the discovery. In High School I went to Young Life heard other sides of the scriptures and was baptized in the River because I knew Jesus in me would be a clearer guide than just finding someone else’s Christ Consciousness within. After High School I traveled to many spiritual groups , not because I was lost , but because I was driven to find out what was True , if Jesus was able to move and if the Holy Spirit was able to move in groups that were not boring …. Mostly the groups I found were not on the level , had no grounding or were directed by channelers who claimed to be Jesus , but were not Mr Fillmore said there was an actual devil , but he chose not to give him any power … I found a few Unity ministers in my travels that believed in Jesus , but they were of the old school I was raised in . Unity itself changed its direction and many centers became more Divine Mind and less Jesus heart …. I follow Jesus but I know about the Masonic and Illuminati influences now … I was given a way to see the beautiful and see also how the Devil lucifer has been able to manipulate and give miss information to everyone who is not Sealed in the forehead by Jesus Christ …. Unity was at first an exploration and adventure with Truth by Babies but as I grew in faith and in scripture and in experience I excepted the battle . When you realize that there is a wiring that Jesus is able to reconnect families to and that humans are like little frogs alone on a dangerous spiritual high way … You know you need Jesus , the Holy Spirit and the Bible , to save your life , you can not trust any one else .

        • Janet Verde says:

          The ministers from Unity that I have known are more performers. They have lacked compassion and two that I know of broke up marriages by having an affair with a person in a faltering relationship. The church or ministries does nothing about it. So if Unity is love, it is superficial love.

          • Edith Williams says:

            I completely agree with this. I attended Unity off and on for over 10 years (pretty regularly in the last couple of years) and finally realized what I was hearing there wasn’t what I was looking for (a spiritual awakening I believe). Unity service was “entertainment”; the “sermons” were mostly of the self-help variety, with a few of Jesus’ teachings worked into them. There was no real “Word of God” (Bible), although they recite that God is everywhere (metaphysically speaking). They actually say that the purpose of life is to be happy. Well, that’s great. It’s nice to be happy. I was blessed to find Calvary Chapel, a church actually preaching the word of God, acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Savior and study of the Bible for the Word and to prepare yourself for His return.
            There’s a great book just out called “Blood on the Altar – The Coming War Between Christian Versus Christian” (Tom Horn et al) that talks about the Bible prophecy (yes, I believe in Bible prophecy) as it relates to the world today. It hits the nail on the head regarding the fundamental differences between the “mega” churches and the traditional “born-again” (if you will) Bible-based churches. It will be the “mega” churches with their celebrity pastors (Joel Osteen doesn’t even know his Bible!! (google it)) against the real Christian churches teaching the Bible and the Way. And the Way is through Jesus Christ. Find a location near you on Oct 5th to watch “Harvest America” (6 pm CT). http://www.harvestamerica.com — proclaiming the gospel across the nation. Please.

          • Rob Ginn says:

            Thank you Janet for your post. My former best friend was raised Baptist but was influenced away from mainline Christianity by his friend who is not only a Unity minister based out of Pensacola Florida, but also has a radio talk show. I personally know this man and he is an absolute fraud. You can just look at a picture of him and see the devil in his eyes. He is very deceptive in his personality so it only follows that he would mislead anyone who would listen to him. I have run in to this devil in various internet locations and he is not honest in his dealings. My friend is on prozac and when I recently asked this “minister” for help in reaching out to my best friend, I received a phone call from one of his staff telling me that my friend was “all right” and that there was nothing wrong with him. A person on prozac is not “all right.” When I raised this point with the staff member, I was rudely hung up on. Not at all a way for a religious organization to behave. I am a degreed psychologist and have identified numerous personality disorders exhibited by my friend’s behavior. Prozac can only be prescribed by a licensed physician and ONLY if the prescriber feels it is justified. Neither this Unity practitioner nor his staff are licensed medical professionals or degreed psychologists and should NOT be dispensing any information to the contrary.

            You are so right in your last statement. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave …” Yes Janet, Love gives! All Unity does is rob the souls of the lost. It does not give, it deceives and takes. Unity offers “peace” and “joy” in the present life at the cost of a Christ-less eternity. People who followed these devils are to be pitied. Can you imagine a “religion” that would be rude to a person who reaches out in sincere agape for another individual? What a sham, Shame on ALL of them. Whether anyone chooses to believe it or not “Anyone who offends one of my children, it would be better in the day of judgement that they were never born.”

  2. clarencetownanglicanblogger says:

    Great analysis. Well done. 100% agree.

  3. Cc says:

    The bible is a book written by man. A fairy tale version of a spirutually sound way of living.

    • Gaz Parker says:

      Unlike the Quoran the bible is inspired by the holy spirit. What’s so unique about the Bible is its prophesies come true and many more are now coming to pass. For example, the book of revelation talks about a time when there will be a one world government, a one world religion, a one world currency under a one world leader. This is coming to pass and we are now heading into the new world order.

      • cs says:

        I appreciate the thought. Have heard it before. I will not live in fear though. I have accepted Jesus. I am perfect the way God created me. I have had many a catholics tell me if I didn’t baptize my sweet 3yr old she would go to hell as well if she were to die. I do believe a place such as hell does exist just not in the same sense you do. I do NOT nor will I ever believe God to be anything less than perfect. Fear and hate are Not perfect. Love is. Jesus preached about it. In fact its mainly what he preached about. Faith in God and love for each other. the golden rule.

        • Josh Kennedy says:

          well those catholics who told you that your daughter/son would go to tell if not baptised are wrong.

      • Shannen says:

        what if the world learders are all decendents of one family who secretly rules the world and was behind the words and phophesy’s in the bible. what if they wrote them, because they knew it would happen. it was their plan all along. what if this family is connected to the anninuki (ancient alien race) and essentially they are human puppets acting out the will of their masters who are the architects of this world. what if all events are planned and coordinated by this evil elite and as such what may seem like biblical phophesy coming to pass is just the playing out of the script they wrote thousands of years ago to make us think we are in the apocalypse and that if not saved we will go to hell (this adds to the fear and torment of humans which is what these aliens feed off of.) the more human suffering, blood sacrifice, etc, the more the power they possess. blood sacrifice is satanic and it was done by jews until christ came to be the ultimate sacrifice. christ was the savior in that he was trying to teach the way to live to be partakers in the divine like him. he is the way, because doing as he did, rising up to christ consciousness way of living brings you to the conscious state of heaven. living in sinful ways creates a hell on earth and a hardened heart which creates an emotional hell in the here and now that could persist if you die in that state a

      • Shane k says:

        What if the new world order is the beliefs of the unity church. God is a part of you and I. True love and without any judgements. This is heaven on earth and true salvation. God is love!!

    • Tessi says:

      I am a believer of God, “who is the creator of Heaven and Earth in all dwelling in it. No longer do I use the title of Christian. The problem with Christianity on a whole is the lack of truth. Many Christians are closed mind and radical speakers but lack impulse control of their behavior because Jesus will save them. Study shows that 97% of folks claim to be Christians so who are the others committing societal ills? Stop being religious because God is not a person or thing and the bible is not written by spirit but man.

      • ccs says:

        Exactly! As depicted here. Basing your behavior in this world based on a reward or punishment system instead of being based on the fact that we are all part of God source and should be united instead of separated. But you’re right being “saved” is an excuse to act self righteous.

  4. Bruce G. says:

    Unity is me! Sorry you feel this way, I love you anyway!

    • Gaz Parker says:

      Don’t feel you need to apologise to anyone for believing in a religion that is part of the new world order system. Many
      will choose embrace it and this will leave us Christians as the minority. The world is gearing up for a one world system under a one world leader, a single currency and a single religious system. It is happening right now and is written clearly within scripture. Read revelation 12 and 13, you can’t make this up.

      • csum says:

        I have never felt closer to God or Jesus as I have through Unity. My life has been blessed for I have affirmed a positive outlook and a grateful attitude for what God has blessed me with. Please do not judge a religion based on little research and not personal experience. God’s love radiates in our home. Jesus is our savior because wepractice his teachings. Thru him we will get to God. As it says “why do you question the speckle in thy brothers eye…remove the plank first”. Unity teaches love, compassion, peace. Not self righteousness as many others do. This is why it has worked for us. We live our lives in peace, love, empathy, compassion. You’d be surprised how much better and less stressful that feels. When we pray we give thanks for the life he gave us and the love he enfolds us in. We release our worries and fears over to him and trust that he will lead us the right way. Yes, even the lords prayer we say. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Others pray this and its accepted. Unity prays it and we want to be Gods?? I think not. We praise God for he is all mighty and omnipotent. God bless and lots of love

        • Kash511 says:

          Tell em!! I’ve never loved God more than I do now since discovering the teachings of unity.

        • stephenp46 says:

          I believed in reincarnation and thought it an imaginative explanation for some spiritual observations till It was told to me in a dream , ” if there ever was a wheel of Reincarnation it is done now this is your last life .” So I reconfigured my ideas and found I lined up with the history of mankind better, Fillmore was not dogmatic about that anyway yet many in Unity are ….. I Saw the New Noah Movie and read the Book of Enoch where some very apt descriptions of what Man was like before the Flood can be found and then I did more research about The Free Masons and their influence on the New age and New Thought movements . I thought to share here what I found to be true ……

          …What is this Divine Spark? Who sent it and why does it matter?

          In studying free Masons I found they got this Spark thing From the Gnostics, and that Free Masons believe they have the Divine spark within them from the very beginning …. so also do the other groups they have encouraged , including Mormons , Unity, Science of Mind ,Religious Science and The illuminati it self .

          But what need do they then of a Savior to save them from themselves and their sins , if they are already divine sparks of God?

          This one Gnostic concept separates them, and identifies them with pre Flood cultures and Tower of Babel gatherers. This (and other distinctions not covered here) separates them from a true Jesus , and makes them susceptible to all fallen angel influences . This Spark of the Divine within you… is a tricky thing to discern , because Jesus in your Heart is also , if you asked him in to your heart and being … A Divine Spark and The teaching and loving Holy Spirit works with you in this restorative new life as well . The Messianic Jew or Completed Jew who discovers that Jesus was and is the long awaited Messiah is awakened or Born again into a whole new world of spiritual and physical life as they let Yeshua the Son of God compete their scriptures and give them the inner awakening that we all could use.

          I am saying that this Divine spark sent from God must be understood by all who claim to have it. Does having the Divine Spark within you cleanse your soul and spirit from ever having sinned , or keep you perfect from sinning , or keep you from thinking you are God? Does it allow you to repent and confess your imperfect mistakes and get grace and forgiveness?
          Perhaps you have been told that having this Divine spark within you makes you God , or a part of God visible and That Jesus was just a son or Child of God who woke up to that Knowledge just like you did ..or could ..with just a bit more Knowledge?
          Man has been tempted with being God , since the Adam and Eve story .. And technology is tempting us again – to say we are better collectively than God . we are so smart that we do not need our maker nor His Son to take leadership over us even from the inside of our wicked hearts..We can now control our DNA , colonize the stars and planets and make war so violent that it destroys the planet we live on . With our minds we can imagine evil and great beauty .. All for us ..and our vanity .

          God our Creator , He who made us in His own image and likeness is not slow , and is watching this , our little drama …as it unfolds … You are not God or A god , or even a child of God, by nature … There is a point of repenting and being born anew …and only after seeing corruption, can you understand perfection , goodness and Light is not self created … It Comes from Direct , honest and fearful connection and contact with your Creator , the Father God and His Son. This is the true enlightenment .
          You might be fooled by the Fallen angels who have the power to deceive and even use the powers of your own salvation against you to forget God and His Son completely , but God loves you and is willing to sacrifice Everything including his own life at any moment for you on a permanent Cross .. As he did, as a sign of His love for you to all generations of Man thru his Son Jesus … He Died and resurrected
          In the Flesh so that we could also have a living hope …and true life of Love and freedom .
          I ponder this enlightenment that brings light to the mind and dreams to the soul, is it from God or is it more Fallen angel manipulation ? Would a life without revelation and vision be worth living ? I think that God gave us his inspiration and the Holy Spirit at this time- to … just overshadow us with enlightenment from Him ,

      • Julia says:

        Actually, those Revelations passages pertain to the rise of Nero. In Hebrew numerology, Nero is “666”. Nero murdered Christians by the thousands and attempted to wipe them out completely. Church history :)

    • csum says:

      Unity teaches love. Not self righteousness. God is love.

      • Gaz Parker says:

        Charles Fillmore wrote his own bible because he despised the word of God.

        • Claudia Sandoval says:

          He did not write his own bible. Sorry you feel this way. My question is why put down a group of people if you don’t agree? Live and let live. If its wrong for you than great keep following what you do. If we are in such dis repair than let that be on our shoulders. No need to worry bout us. We do follow christ. We know and have felt Gods love. Positive affirmations about Gods love and what trully matters in life is what we believe. Being spiritual is not a bad thing. Yet so many ‘Christians’ are threatened by it. Why? Unity doesn’t question or hate other religions. If one is at peace with their relationship with God and follow Christ’s teachings than they would love ALL people as they love themselves. Blessings!

        • Rev. Therese says:

          Gax — Mr. Fillmore wrote the Metaphysical BIBLE dictionary — wherein places and people are explained from the root of the word… Mr. Fillmore and all of us in UNITY love the word of God and believe that we each get to figure out what that means.

    • Rev. Therese says:

      Agreed! God is LOVE — a verb! Unity’s focus is on how Jesus lived his live… putting feet to his faith.

  5. Carol says:

    I grew up in the Unity Church and thought everything was hunkydory……until I got saved in 1979. Unity had always SEEMED Christian, the way the services were conducted, etc. But like most cults, the true agenda is rarely revealed to the rank and file members. When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour, I went back to the Unity Church of my youth. It only took one Sunday to realize that something was very wrong here. With the Holy Spirit having revealed the truth of the Gospel to my heart, I recognized the lie immediately. I wanted to stand up and shout “This is not the Truth ! Run to Jesus!”. I eventually was lead to a Bible believing, Gospel preaching church and the Lord surrounded me in my life with surrendered Christians who helped me and discipled me in my early walk.
    I recommend a tract called “The Spirit of Error, The Spirit of Truth” which shows how other “religions” respond to Bible Truths such as the nature of God and Salvation, heaven and hell, etc. It has recently been expanded to include Unity and other New Age type churches.
    I would also like to admonish all Christian congregations to police yourselves and make sure you have your priorities straight when dealing with new people who come to your church. One of the reasons I wound up at Unity was because my mother grew weary of the backbiting, gossiping and superfluous things (like what so in so is wearing and how much did it cost) that chased her right into the arms of an “accepting” church.
    Keep your eyes on Jesus always!

    • cs says:

      May I ask carol what in your opinion is their agenda. You claimed they had one which you discovered after you were saved. What was it exactly. Justccurious

    • Tom says:

      I agree. I am now 77 years old and came very close to becoming a Unity minister after much study at Unity Village in Missouri until I became “born again.” The Unity Church is not following ALL of the WORD of God. Just some of it that seems right to them.

      • Julianne says:

        If we follow ALL the word of God, we will have to start stoning people to death for eating shrimp, wearing cloth made of blended fabric, getting a tattoo, or working on Saturday.

        • not so quickly says:

          you will have to study ALL the scripture to find out that Mosaic law is given to the Jews. All mankind will be ‘weighted’ by the standards of the 10 commandments (the original ones, find them in noncatholic sources). But the jews were and are ‘judged’ by a higher standard and more law applies to them. To flip it back to you. It is written: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, and again it is written: until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

          if you think it is right for you to go by some of the scripture because of the above, you are actually going against the scripture. By your fruits we will know you. Bring forth your fruit.

  6. Lauren Alman says:

    Gaz ..thanks for your boldness about the Unity Church. Interfaithism=Endtimes

    • Gaz Parker says:

      Thank you for your support.

      • Claudia Sandoval says:

        Funny I responded recently about how wonderful Jesus and unity have been for my life and how much closer we are to God, yet since you monitor what goes on here I can see how that would be threatening.
        God bless and hopefully one day people like you will actually follow Jesus’s teachings and love others as God loves us. Instead of questioning a loving, peaceful, kind, God centered church like Unity

        • Gaz Parker says:

          Hi Claudia,

          I make no appologies for defending the faith however this is not a personal attack on you. The unity church and Jesus Christ (of the bibile) are completely incompatible. It is so important then that we always test these doctrines and more importantly, the source of such beliefs, the spirits themselves. 1 Jogn 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

          Here’s something to think out:
          1) If as a youth, David realised that the giant Goliath was defying “the living God” (1 Samuel 17:26) then what makes Filmore’s ideolgy an authority on the bible?

          2) The UC claim that Jesus the ‘man represents’ is the path toward a higher consciousness meaning self divinity. The term ‘higher consciousness’ is synonymous with Blavaski, Bailey, Bessant and other lucifarians who define this as achieving inner or self god hood. If Filmores teachings on the persuit of godhood are correct then is the Bible therefore Genesis 3.5 must be wrong? “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Or perhaps all of these aswell?

          “there is no one like Yahweh our God.” Exodus 8:10
          “Yahweh, He is God; there is no other besides Him.” Deuteronomy 4:35
          “Yahweh, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other.” Deuteronomy 4:39
          “See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me” Deuteronomy 32:39
          “Hear, O Israel! Yahweh is our God, Yahweh is one [echad]!” Deuteronomy 6:4
          “You are great, O Lord God; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You” 2 Samuel 7:22

          This original post makes some bold statements about the UC, what part or parts of this (or this response) is untrue?

          • Meanwhile, as you demonize a benign, inclusive understanding of the example of Yeshua–Islam is taking over the world and Christians are being exterminated by Muslims! You don’t have the courage to take THAT on, so you self-righteously attack something that would never attack in return… Self righteous-condemning people like you are what is driving people away from Christianity and why the Secular socialists attack Christianity so vehemently in the USA!

            Matthew 7:5–Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

            • not so quickly says:

              anything that takes ‘only a convenient partt of scripture’ is more benign than the hypocricy you refer to. It is well founded in scripture to rebuke double standards like this.

  7. aundre says:

    what was the first bible

  8. Josh says:

    My wife and I are both blind. I am christian but she has gotten sucked into the unity thing which I believe has caused our divorce PFA and other bad things. Her family is also involved in this unity stuff. I hope she wakes up and comes back to christianity and unity gets shut down real soon. Unity is bad for the world.

    • June says:

      Since you’re blind you’ll never get to read this but I digress, your cliche backwards Christian faith that attempts to usurp and ‘shut down’ those paths which are important to others is sick and selfish. You’re no different from a bully in high school who picks on people for being different. You lack vision my friend, both literally and metaphorically.

      • cs says:

        Haha. Very good reply June. A church cannot cause a divorce. And I know Unity doesn’t advocate families being torn apart. I think his ex found her way to God and her purpose in this universe. He didn’t like it. Now he blames the church instead of any other underlying issues they had.

    • JIll says:

      I’m sorry you went through that experience, I recently had a bad experience with them, false lies about me, shunning, and threats made to me threatening to call police, all to tear down who I am about myself, evil and cruel, your not allowed to be who you are, they manipulate you with weaknesses, and your past, and they can be hypocrites, breaking spiritual laws about living for today. It’s the people who go there, and run the place, not necessarily the religion, although, based on metaphysics, they will start using control tactics, not good. CULT is my experience of this particular church I attended I felt held back, not ever asked to do anything, and when I tried to jump in, they tried to keep me out, isolation.

      • not so quickly says:

        its what masons use to intimmidate the noncooperative. its the same thing that is used in mafia and in al MLM scheemes. basicaly its lucifer.

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  10. Justin says:

    According to Unity, you have no number of chances to accomplish perfection. According to Christianity, you only have this one chance to accept Christ, who is… Jesus, as your Lord & Savior. If you believe Christianity is the only correct religion & Unity ends up being correct you’ll still have another chance to accomplish perfection. If you believe Unity is the correct religion & Christianity ends up being correct you’ll go to the place… called hell, be there for eternity, & NEVER… get another chance to accept Christ. You’re better Saved than sorry.

    By the way, in the Bible we’re told that pride is why people do not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior. If Unity is correct & we are all a god, is our placement in life not higher than what it is if we are all just humans who are depending on a god? Your pride prefers for your placement in life to be as high as it can, doesn’t it? According to the Bible a person has to let go of their pride to say that Jesus is Christ & that accepting Him as your Lord & Savior is the only way a person can receive eternal life. Like a young adult who, at too young of an age, has moved out of their parents’ house due to the pride that their holding onto, the more pride your holding onto the harder it is for you to let go of it as well as realize you need to let go of it.

    Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus… is Lord,” & believe in your heart God… raised Him from the dead you will be Saved.

    • Gaz Parker says:

      Justin: “According to Unity, you have no number of chances to accomplish perfection. According to Christianity, you only have this one chance to accept Christ, who is… Jesus, as your Lord & Savior. ”

      GP: I wouldn’t exactly call this ‘chance’, the Word of God tells us that those who have been saved (Romans 10:9 is just one of many verses that validate this) will not perish and receive everlasting life, they will also receive new bodies. You would be amazed at how many times this is mentioned in the Bible,

      Chris White nails the validition of the Bible for those with ears to hear:

      It has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him. (1 John 3:2)

      Our present body is only a “tent” which we will put aside. 2 Co 5:1-3, 2 Pet 1:13-14
      God, through Christ, will deliver us from this present “body of death” (which is the sinful nature). Rom 7:20-25
      God has prepared us for the purpose of being clothed with our heavenly body. 2 Cor 5:4-5
      Although we do not know exactly what our new bodies will be like, we know that they will be like Jesus. 1 John 3:2-3
      Our new bodies will be like Christ’s glorious body. Phil 3:20-21, Rom 8:28-30, Ps 17:15, Ro 6:5-8, 1 Cor 15:49, 2 Cor 3:17-18 (See Our Lord’s Glorious Body)
      We will be changed instantaneously when we are raised. 1 Cor 15:51-53
      Each of us will have a unique body as God determines, just as a single seed produces its own unique plant. 1 Cor 15:35-58 (Think about how much more grandeur a plant is than its seed! See also Mk 4:30-32, 1 Pe 1:22-23)
      To gain our new body, our current body must die. 1 Cor 15:35-49 (See also Phil 1:21-23)
      Our new body will be incorruptible. Our current body is corruptible. 1 Cor 15:42-44, 1 Cor 15:52-54 (In context: 1 Cor 15:35-58)
      Our new body will be glorified. Our current body is dishonorable. 1 Cor 15:42-44, (In context: 1 Cor 15:35-58)
      Our new body will be powerful. Our current body is weak . 1 Cur 15:42-44, (In context: 1 Cor 15:35-58)
      Our new body will be spiritual. Our current bodies natural. 1 Cor 15:42-44, (In context: 1 Cor 15:35-58)
      Our new bodies will be from God, eternal and in the heavens. 2 Co 5:1-5
      Like Moses and Elijah, our bodies will likely be able to converse with others. Lk 9:28-32, Mt 17:2-3
      We will speak a pure language that we may be able to call on the name of the Lord and serve Him. Zeph 3:8-9
      People who currently have physical disabilities will not have them in their new bodies. Isaiah 35:3-5
      We will have no racial or cultural distinctions Col 3:9-11

      Remember, our new bodies will be like Christ’s glorious body. 1 John 3:2-3, Phil 3:20-21, Rom 8:28-30, Ps 17:15, Ro 6:5-8, 1 Cor 15:49, 2 Cor 3:17-18
      He had glory before and after He lived on earth. Jn 17:3-5
      The glory of the Lord is like beautiful colorful brightness. Eze 1:26-28
      He has the brightness of God’s glory. Heb 1:1-4
      At the transfiguration, Jesus’ face shone like the sun. He was able to converse with Moses and Elijah. Lk 9:28-32, Mt 17:2-3
      Jesus appeared to Paul in light. Ac 9:3-4, Ac 26:12-15
      In his revelation, John describes Jesus as having eyes like fire, feet like fine brass, voice like many waters, and a countenance like the sun shining in its strength. Re 1:13-18, Re 19:11-16
      Christ’s resurrected body had flesh and bones and was able to eat. Lk 24:36-43
      He walked. Lk 24:15-16
      He was able to vanish from sight and enter locked rooms. Lk 24:25-32, Jn 20:19-20, Jn 20:26-29
      He will never die again. Ro 6:9

      Although we do not know exactly what our new bodies will be like, we know that they will be like His Christ’s glorious body. 1 John 3:2-3 (See Our Lord’s Glorious Body)
      Each of our bodies will be different and will differ in glory. 1 Cor 15:35-58
      Christ will be glorified in us. 2 Th 1:10-12
      We will be glorified together. The present sufferings in this world cannot be compared with the glory which will be revealed in us. Rom 8:16-20
      Our glory will be that of our Lord Jesus. 2 Th 2:14-15 (See Our Lord’s Glorious Body)
      We will reflect His glory. 2 Cor 3:17-18 (see also Ex 34:29-35 where Moses’ face may have been reflecting God’s glory)
      God’s people will be beautiful, sparkling like jewels in a crown. Zec 9:16-17, Mal 3:16-17
      The righteous will shine as the sun in His kingdom. Matt 13:43
      We will shine like the brightness of the firmament and like the stars. Dan 12:2-3

      We should earnestly desire to be clothed in our heavenly bodies. 2 Co 5:1-5
      We should be confident and walk by faith not by sight, knowing that while we are at home in this body, we are absent from the Lord. 2 Co 5:6-7
      Therefore, we should make it our goal to please God. 2 Co 5:6-11
      We should eagerly wait with perseverance for the redemption of our bodies, even though we cannot see them now. Ro 8:23-25
      We should seek insight and desire to lead others to God so that they, too, can be partake in God’s righteousness. Dan 12:2-3
      We should keep our focus on the better resurrection – even to the point of receiving torture. Heb 11:35
      We should be ready to suffer for Christ. Ro 8:16-20
      We should love one another fervently with a pure heart. 1 Pe 1:22-23 (See Love)
      We should stand firm, holding on to what we have been taught. 2 Th 2:14-15
      Because we will have incorruptible, glorified, powerful and spiritual bodies, we should be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor 15:35-58
      We should fear the Lord and meditate on His name. Mal 3:16-17
      We should reckon ourselves dead to sin and alive to God and not let sin reign in our mortal body but rather live to God. Ro 6:6-12

      Moses’ face would shine after talking with God (we too will talk directly with God, presumably more intimately than Moses did at Mt. Sinai). Ex 34:29-35
      Job knew that after “his skin is destroyed,” he would see God. Job 19:25-27
      God promised to make Zerubbabel like a signet ring. Hag 2:20-23
      At the transfiguration, Moses and Elijah were able to converse with Christ. Lk 9:28-32, Mt 17:2-3
      Daniel saw a vision of a man whose face was like the appearance of lightning, eyes like torches, and arms and feet like bronze. Da 10:4-9
      An angel was described as having a countenance like lightning and clothes as white as snow. Mt 28:2-5
      In his revelation, John describes an angel as having a rainbow on his head, his face like the sun, and feet like pillars of fire. Rev 10:1

      Our new bodies will be created by God. Ps 104:28-31
      Our new bodies will be like our Lord’s glorious body. Ps 17:15
      The glory of the Lord is like beautiful colorful brightness. Eze 1:26-28
      God’s people will be beautiful, sparkling like jewels in a crown. Zec 9:16-17, Mal 3:16-17
      We will shine like the brightness of the firmament and like the stars. Dan 12:2-3
      Daniel saw a vision of a man whose face was like the appearance of lightning, eyes like torches, and arms and feet like bronze. Da 10:4-9
      We will speak a pure language that we may be able to call on the name of the Lord and serve Him. Zeph 3:8-9
      People who currently have physical disabilities will not have them in their new bodies. Isaiah 35:3-5
      We should seek insight and desire to lead others to God so that they, too, can be partake in God’s righteousness. Dan 12:2-3
      We should fear the Lord and meditate on His name. Mal 3:16-17
      Moses’ face would shine after talking with God (we too will talk directly with God, presumably more intimately than Moses did at Mt. Sinai). Ex 34:29-35
      Job knew that after “his skin is destroyed,” he would see God. Job 19:25-27
      God promised to make Zerubbabel like a signet ring. Hag 2:20-23

      Justin: “If you believe Christianity is the only correct religion & Unity ends up being correct you’ll still have another chance to accomplish perfection. If you believe Unity is the correct religion & Christianity ends up being correct you’ll go to the place… called hell, be there for eternity, & NEVER… get another chance to accept Christ. You’re better Saved than sorry.”

      GP : “Christianity is faith based in that its not a works based belief, you don’t have to go to a building or follow a guru in order to receive salvation. You mention the word ‘chance’ a lot, it suggests uncertainty and hope. This reminds me of the wise and foolish builders of Matthew 7:24-27.”

      New International Version (NIV)

      24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

      Justin “By the way, in the Bible we’re told that pride is why people do not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior. If Unity is correct & we are all a god, is our placement in life not higher than what it is if we are all just humans who are depending on a god? Your pride prefers for your placement in life to be as high as it can, doesn’t it? According to the Bible a person has to let go of their pride to say that Jesus is Christ & that accepting Him as your Lord & Savior is the only way a person can receive eternal life. Like a young adult who, at too young of an age, has moved out of their parents’ house due to the pride that their holding onto, the more pride your holding onto the harder it is for you to let go of it as well as realize you need to let go of it.”

      GP: “People in general do not accept Jesus Christ because of their sin nature, pride does play a part in this rebellion but there are many other aspects to this condition. You misunderstand the whole reason why people accept Jesus as their Lord and saviour and I have numerous real life examples of this including my own testimony out of the occult. You could also try taking a look at Laura Maxwells videos too. I would also strongly suggest listening to archive of set the captives free with Lynn Dickie. So keep an open mind and actually open up the Bible and begin to read it, you will be amazed at the accuracy of the many already fulfilled prophecies that scatter this all powerful supernatural book.

      Thanks for posting Romans 10:9, here’s some more verses regarding salvation:

      and New Testament.
      1 Chronicles 16:23
      23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.

      Psalm 13:5
      5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

      Psalm 18:2
      2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

      Psalm 62:1-2
      1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

      Psalm 69:29 (#5 of 20 Bible Verses about Salvation)
      29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.

      Psalm 71:15
      15 My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure.

      Psalm 74:12
      12 But you, O God, are my king from of old; you bring salvation upon the earth.

      Psalm 95:1
      1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

      Psalm 118:21
      21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.

      Isaiah 33:2 (#10 of 20 Bible Verses about Salvation)
      2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.

      Isaiah 56:1
      1 This is what the LORD says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.

      Lamentations 3:25-26
      25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

      Acts 4:12
      12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

      Acts 13:47
      47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ” ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'”

      Romans 1:16 (#1 of 20 Bible Verses about Salvation)
      16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

      Philippians 2:12-13
      12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed-not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence-continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

      Titus 2:11
      11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.

      Hebrews 9:27-28
      27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

      1 Peter 1:3-9
      3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade-kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

      Revelation 19:1 (#20o f 20 Bible Verses about Salvation)
      1 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,

    • Geneva says:

      Ah so you’re the sort who lives your life in fear of hell. Good luck with that. To me it’s like they say in ‘Rent’, “You learn to love or live in fear.” Just because someone told you hell is a place you go to doesn’t mean it’s real. You say you have this one chance to accept Jesus. I say you have this one life to live. Live it bro.

      • cs says:

        Very true. Religion and hell were put there as a way to control the masses with fear. And sadly it has taken away our true purpose in life which is to love. That is all Jesus talked about. He never mentioned “hell”. Yet the man they claim to love (Jesus), they won’t live by his teachings. All they want to do is cry and say boohoo he died for me. Jesus himself never said “I will die for you so you better be grateful you infedils!” Live life with love and gratitude and acknowledge a loving spirit of the universe. God is not a being waiting beyond the clouds. God is omnipotent and the universe. Namaste!

        • not so quickly says:

          “Religion and hell were put there as a way to control the masses with fear.” said Karl Marx after reciting his poems of allegence to Satan: Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited,

          I know it full well,

          My soul, once true to God,

          Is chosen for hell.” “

      • not so quickly says:

        here is Jesus personaly responding: “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

  11. all are one says:

    Perhaps one should research more on the true intent and motivation of Emperor Constantine. The Bible was not handed to mankind by God, nor was it dictated to human stenographers by God. It has nothing to do with God. In actuality, the Bible was VOTED to be the word of God by a group of men during the 4th century. Emperor Constantine, who was Roman Emperor from 306 CE until his death in 337 CE, used what motivates many to action – MONEY! He offered the various Church leaders money to agree upon a single canon that would be used by all Christians as the word of God. The Church leaders gathered together at the Council of Nicaea and voted the “word of God” into existence.

    • Geneva says:

      Brilliant! Thank you for using your brain :)

    • not so quickly says:

      jesus regarding “all being one”:

      Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn

      a man against his father,
      a daughter against her mother,
      a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

      and again it is written:

      I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. 35″There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left.

  12. Gaz Parker says:

    Yep, this is a common misconception. Have you been reading the Da Vinci Code or Holy Blood, Holy Grail portray who incorrectly him as the Roman Emperor? You do realise this is a works based on fiction? What’s interesting is how easy this myth is to disprove with just a tiny bit of research. Please start here: :-)

    Dr. Michael Heiser – Gnosticism Lecture (Full)


  13. Brent says:

    Theyre a cult because they dont believe everything they’re told in the bible :/ that’s not very convincing. I know nothing of this religion, I dont have one. But I know people, specifically religious people. And I know some (not all) Christians can be very hateful when people don’t believe what they do, which is why I disagree with it. And like I said, I’ve never heard of this religion, but to meee it sounds like Christianity without all the hate. It actually sounds pretty interesting, especially to somebody who’s always questioned why such a loving god would send me to a hot gut wrenching place such as hell, just because I’ve done some wrong. And I’ve read the bible, and it doesn’t take as much as you’d think. Anybody know where I could read more about this? That will actually tell me info, not pissed off Christians just talking?

    • Josh Kennedy says:

      god does not send people to hell. people send themselves to hell. you’re right god sends no-one to hell.

      • Claud says:

        Unity welcomes all religions. It’s not a religion for everyone. And we do not recruit. Its probably one of few that don’t. We are secure in our faith and love all. I find it sad that there are people out there that want to hurt it. Can you imagine a world where we all love one another? Crazy huh? ;)

        • Josh Kennedy says:

          no…can’t imagine a world where everyone loves one another, because that’s not how this world is because we are fallen human beings.

        • Ross says:

          Hello, Claud, I also attend a Unity Church and love it. It’s true that Unity does not go out recruit people, and we are secure in our faith and love for others because Jesus (Yeshua) mentioned that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us all.

    • Mo Barker says:

      Dear Brent: Read your Bible often and you will begin to discern the truth for yourself. It’s a good idea & practice though to PRAY and ASK for God’s discernment (wisdom & understanding) before you read the verses or chapters each time. Truth will begin to jump out at you – even the small details. Ask God into your heart & sould completely. Ask His forgiveness for any past & present wrongs committed against your fellowman and against Him. He never “leaves us or forsakes us” and will walk beside you through thick & thin. Only He can offer us salvation at the end. Be blessed and know that He alone will save us both here on this earth & in the hereafter – if we call out to Him. Don’t rely on a group of people – rely on Him and His Word, the Scriptures. By the way the King James version of the Bible is missing approximately 7 of the originally written Scriptures. The Catholic Bible has all the books of the original Scriptures included. Just some added info for you to research. May God watch over you & protect you and guide you in your quest for His knowledge.

    • Diana says:

      It’s all online.

  14. Claud says:

    To the original author. I’m soo sorry you feel so strongly judgmental towards this. We at unity still love you. That’s what Jesus taught us. And I am not sure where you get your info but it is incredibly wrong. We do not put Fillmore as our God. We do not believe we are Gods. We peacefully practice the teachings of Christ. Fear based religion is not for us. And yet we are very very happy and its not fake. Please practice your own religion in your right to do so. But stop spreading hate. Awareness in any negative forum is hate.

    • Mo Barker says:

      Claud: Perhaps you had better learn more about Unity before you post. My mother attended one of their churches years ago & eventually left. And, by the way, “blessins” should have been spelled Blessings!

  15. Sherry says:

    If not for Unity I would not ben the person that I am today. I had a very low period in my life where I doubted the very existece of God. I have studied many Christian religions and have done tons of research on my own. I have researched Hinduism, Buddhism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witness and many more. Not until I started praying and meditating for guidance did I get my answers loud and clear (even so I still continue to search for answers) There were too many “coincidences” to even mention and they all lead me to Unity. And yes, I did pray in Jesus’ name. I also called upon my angels and any other heavenly creation to help me. I have never felt more loved, accepted and sure of God’s existence. I feel at peace and know within my heart that Unity has it right. Unity members live a Christian life and follow Jesus’s example more closely than any religion I have ever encountered. Too many people sadly use religion as a crutch and as an excuse to ostracize and condemn others who think differently. As far as the Bible goes, it is a beautiful collection of poetry and stories and a record of history. Anything that you need answers to can be found in the bible if you look carefully with an open mind and ask for divine assistance to help decipher some often very difficult material to understand. Please remember that there were many books and writings left out of the bible and a very small group of people have been entrusted to the daunting task of figuring it all out. Texts were carefully pieced together and then translated through several languages until they(mostly if not all men) decided what the word of God was and what should be left out. It also stands to reason that some power hungry people would see it to be in their best interest to motivate the general population through fear and coercion. For some, religion is blasphemy. It’s much less about God and much more about self rightousness and power, an excuse to hate. For the record, I see most Christians as kind, peacefull people just somewhat gullible and misinformed. Always, always, always, question what you are told to believe, let spirit guide you, and don’t be lead by fear. God is love, if someone tries to tell you to fear Him, stand up for Him and don’t let his reputation be soiled by imperfect, human emotion. Peace and Love to all!

    • Tasha says:

      Hi Sherry, this post has made me feel comforted so Thank You!
      This is so beautifully written and explains in such a simple and non judgmental way that I think many people trying to find their spiritual path will find peace in this. How anyone can feel at Peace living in fear of God rather than feeling his unconditional love is so bizarre to me, if everyone just felt love and compassion and not fear, and hatred to others beliefs, there would be peace in everyone’s lives. The message is so simple really and I think you have just written it in a nutshell! I was very excited when I read more about Unity Church, which was only recently, it explains very well what I try to explain what my beliefs are to the people who think I need ‘saved’
      I feel like this has happened at a perfect time in my life, a lot of coincidences led me to it and I am very grateful to have found it!
      Blessings xx

      • Rob G says:

        Hi Tasha,
        I am thankful to God that you feel loved and have peace in your heart. While Unity may preach a message of peace, love and acceptance, they do not believe in the diety of a living God, choosing to believe that God is in all of us. Indeed, we are the temple of the holy spirit, and as such we are taught to love ourselves. The one true and only unforgiveable sin is denial of the Christ. When the bible refers to taking the Lord’s name in vain, many “believers” feel that this admonition refers to using profanity when speaking the Lord’s name. While this is not exactly a “nice” thing to do, one must go back to the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic texts to see exactly what was meant. Yes it is true that the texts have been “translated” in to many different languages, and over time words have changed in meaning, but the original texts and their meanings are clear. For example, The fires of hell in the bible are said to burn with “fire unquentionable.” If you go back to the original texts, the word “unquentionable” is actually the greek word from which our modern day english word “asbestos” comes from. Thinking about asbestos, you have to realize that it is something that is never consumed by the flames. It has to take the continued punishment unceasingly. This tends to bring a whole new concept and understanding of the test. Similarly, if we look at the word “fear” the original scriptures used a word denoting great piety, admiration and respect. Only a fool would not have great respect for the territory of a rattle snake, a lion or any venemous creature. While some might worship venemous creatures, anyone dealing with them is wise to give them due respect and avoid their rath. While God is a loving being, to “fear” Him (in the contemporary sense of the word) is to show him great respect. Love does not punish, love disciplines.” Unrepentant criminals are punished. Those who break the law are punished. The same with God. God loves us and he disciplines those who love and respect Him. Those who deny His diety will face eternal punishment. Unfortunately, Unity does deny the diety of Christ, choosing to believe instead that Christ was a mere mortal who espoused “nice” thoughts about God and he is the one to be modeled and looked up to, but Unity denies the diety of Christ, and thus is a false religion. Realize, the bible teaches us that the devil has power to assume a pleasing shape. In this deeply troubled world, if Unity was the answer, please ask yourself why then would Unity only boast of a little over 200,000 members in the U.S.? The Church of Scientology has more members as did the Jones Temple. I suspect you have been mislead by well meaning “Christians.” Remember, there are none so blind as those who refuse to see. I do believe that “Christianity” is the one true religion, but how one defines Christianity, one MUST start with a very clear understanding of the scripture and the faith that Christ is diety and there is indeed a real God with a real heaven and hell.

  16. Mo Barker says:

    Sherry: You have bitten the bait put out by Unity as so many others before you. Unity preaches love of fellowman and that’s admirable, but that is only A PART of the truth of the Bible. YES, we are to fear the living God in Heaven. He is our Alpha and our Omega -always will be. If we don’t fear Him, we are in trouble. He is our ultimate Judge and will be when we die. We have free will, of course, but if we make bad choices we will have to answer to Him and Him alone. Always remember that truth. That is not fiction. It is the truth. Read the Old Testament & the New Testament. You will become educated yourself. Don’t just rely on what others interpret for you. Read the truth yourself. And, by the way, many folks like you refer to “spirit” and not the Holy Spirit. There is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, FYI. Yes, God IS love, but He is also our Redeemer, Savior and Judge. They all go together. Don’t pick out just the parts you want to believe or acknowledge. Just like a parent, He should discipline & correct His children when they need it, but that does not stop Him from loving us always. Peace to you as well.

    • cs says:

      Mo Barker I have children. And I discipline them but not by hand. And please don’t mention the “spare the rod” verse. Because that is also widely misused. I don’t spank them. They don’t fear me. But the do distinguish right from wrong. THey know good consequence and bad consequence. Having said that I love them beyond reason. They are my life. I would NEVER want them to burn. No matter what they did. And if we are made in Gods image and I can love them as such…..God who is so much more for us can’t love us even remotely the same? My children respect me and I have been told over and over how wonderful they are. And you know what? They are kind, loving, peaceful children. Not because of fear but because of love.

    • Diana says:

      There is only love and fear. It’s unfortunate that you choose fear.

  17. Sherry says:

    Most of the bible is open to interpretation. Noone can be certain of the meaning of anything that was written so long ago and pieced together and translated so many times. Yes, I do believe that the writers of the books in the bible were divinely inspired. We need to call on the wisdom of the Holy Spirit (which is what I meant when I refered to spirit, I do not acknowledge any other spirit other than the Holy Spirit) to guide our hearts and minds when reading it. Also, who is to say that the only divinely inspired texts were written thousands of years ago? I believe they are still being written but people fear, that because they are not written similiarly to what is in the bible that they are not true. What if we are closing our minds to what may, in the future be part of the bible or even a whole new bible? I am sure people argued and disagreed with what was eventually put in the Bible that we know today. It was written to be understood by the people of those times. Many things are not relevant now. Yes Jesus is Lord and Savior however, Unity people interpret the message differently than mainstream Christianity. In response to “don’t just rely on what others interpret for you” I have never listened to what others interpret for me. That is why I find peace and comfort in Unity. I have always questioned, researched, prayed, and challenged what I was told. I have read much of the Bible and many other religious texts and have come to my own conclusions after much thought and prayer. After many years on my spiritual quest I find a church where I feel at home. It feels right and makes sense. It’s far from them luring me in, I was divinely guided to it. The idea that I should fear God has always made a sour feeling in me. I feel we should fear the consequences of our actions which God allows to take place. I believe that negative actions attract negativity. When we turn our backs on what Jesus taught us, we suffer because we have lost our way. He taught us and was a living example of the best way to live our lives. God does not dole out punishments and “judgment” I think is misunderstood. We have to live with the consequences of our choices, He is not standing up there waiting for us to do something wrong so he can punish us. He wants us to be happy because he loves us. The idea that He would allow anyone to go to a place like Hell for eternity for transgressions that were made in one lifetime, seems to me to be saying that He is not loving or forgiving. And if we believe that we make the choice to not follow Him and He allows this eternity of suffering, then what was the meaning behind suffering and dying on the cross? IIf we believe that God is Love, and He is, then are we saying that God hasn’t the power to save us? We must either believe that He is love and forgiveness and would never allow such a thing or that he does not have the power to help us. I do not believe that our all loving, omnipotent, powerful God would ever allow such a thing. Do we kick our kids out of our lives because they make mistakes and condemn and judge them to unspeakable pain because they did not think or act the way we wanted them to? Or do we give them chance after chance and love them unconditionally? If we, as mere mortals, are capable of such compassion, how can we think or expect any less from Him? I have so much passion for this topic and hope it doesn’t hurt you. I feel that you are a very caring person I just feel sad for some of the costraining beliefs you have. I have such joy in my convictions and want everyone to feel unconditionally loved without fear. Respect, peace and love; Sherry

    • Claud says:

      Perfect affirmation Sherry!!
      Blessings. :)

      • Sherry says:

        Thank-you, I needed to hear that. I don’t know why I need someone’s approval but I feel that I do and it feels good! Maybe it is simply knowing that someone understands and gets it. I was falling away from God and Unity saved me in many ways. I don’t get how it is not better understood. It confirms what the bible says not rejects. You need to think deeper, the same message can be given in many different ways. Blessings to you too! Sherry

    • Gaz Parker says:

      Sherry, “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped; rather, He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,
      being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man,
      He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!
      “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,” – philipians 2:5-9″

  18. Ron Vohs says:

    Went to my first unity service on Sunday and came away with mixed feelings.My wife seemed impressed but I was somewhat skeptical.Doing more research today leaves me more confused.I was brought up Lutheran but am not sure of anything anymore.

    • Claud says:

      The difference between Unity and most is that Unity doesn’t damn you to hell. Its about your spiritual journey. It is not a fear based church. I think in my opinion that is very threatening to some. God is love. You can still embrace Christ as savior. Your beliefs will not be taken away ever. Unity is about your soul’s journey on earth. No fear. Just love and Christ’s teachings.
      God bless you.

    • Justin says:

      Something I’m aware of some people saying is a person is just imagining their prayer was answered any time they say that it was. Due to that, something I’ve asked some atheists is, if that is the case when a person who has accepted the Son of Man as their Lord & Savior prays, how did the following happen: In the past, every 4 or so days, I would have 1 – 5 epileptic seizures within 18 or so hrs. One day though, they just stopped. Nine or so months later I still hadn’t had any. Then, as usual, I went to church. But this time a Christian family I know from another time zone was there. That day I learned that 9 or so months back… they had had my name added to the prayer list of the church they normally attended. A week & a half or so later though, my seizures started back up. Then, 4 or so weeks after… they started back up, I learned that, after the family got back home, they had my name removed from the church’s prayer list due to how well they heard I was doing.

      Not knowing exactly what Lutheran Churches teach, I’ll say that this family, as well as the church they attend, agree with the teachings of churches such as Baptist Churches. I’ll add that this is not even near the only time I have seen… evidence of it being correct.

      P. S. By the way, notice that the family having my name removed from the prayer list the Sunday after they spoke to me, & me having another seizure a week & a half or so after they spoke to me means the 4 or so day cycle started back up as soon as they stopped praying for me.

    • Diana says:

      Since Unity is not a religion in the truest sense of the word, you don’t have to stop being a Lutheran while you continue to seek your own truth.

  19. Ron Vohs says:

    The Lutheran church used to be very conservative and traditional but has branched into different synods ,some becoming more contemporary and a little more liberal.All still have the sacraments,infant baptism and teenage confirmation.Times have changed but the bible has not and that is my issue with some churches who feel they have to adjust according to changing times.That is why I am searching for some old time true belief church.I was attending a United church of Christ church for several years and was stunned to find out they supported all abortion rights and I left immediately

  20. Good article, i came out of Unity Church many years ago now, and I am so grateful to God for showing me His TRUTH!

    • Josh Kennedy says:

      how did you come out of unity church? what made you leave? How can I help my wife get out of unity church?

      • Justin says:

        Read the comment I made on Feb. 18, 2013. Praying in Jesus Christ’s Name, I asked God the Father to make a deal with me after cutting my right hand as well as nerves and tendons in my right hand. In a dream that night He told me that He agreed to do it. My side of the deal, which I asked Christ to complete, is to mail 110 people who have not accepted Christ and encourage them to do that. The Father’s side of the deal is to heal my hand after that has been completed. I know this is a lot to read, but the 1st paragraph in the comment I made above is part of what I plan on sending them. Below is some more of it.

        I very much want you to know that the church that family attends agrees with the teachings of churches such as Baptist Churches. I want to add that, literally, this is not even near the only time that I have physically seen evidence of God answering the prayers of people who practice this religion. Information on some of the things the religion’s basic teachings consist of is what I have below. I very much encourage all of you to read this. I accepted Jesus as my Lord & Savior like Baptists say we need to do. And later on, after doing that, I saw improvements in my life. I also started noticing things about life that I never had before. Seriously, if you believe what I have below & accept Christ as your Lord & Savior, I promise…, after some time progresses, you will love that you chose to do that!

        Other than books that are about the Bible, including the New Testament, the Bible is the only religious book we should read. God the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit are 3 Gods who are 1 God just as a lot of people’s names are 3 names that are 1 name. They, who are the only God that exists, are also 3 individuals who are each some…one as well as 1 individual who is some…one. God the Son was sent here by God the Father who gave Him a human body & had Him named Jesus. Jesus is… God the Son, the Son of God, the Son of Man, Christ, & Lord. All of these terms refer to Jesus specifically & never have, nor ever will, refer to anyone else. “Jesus Christ,” &, “Christ Jesus,” have no more difference in meaning than, “Judy Garland,” &, “Garland, Judy,” do. Christ, who never has, nor ever will, do anything wrong, was crucified to receive the punishment that we deserve due to the things we have done that are wrong. Jesus was raised from the dead by God the Father whom we separated from when we did the first of those things. He was raised so that we, through Him, can reconnect to the Father & be raised from the dead with a regenerated spirit. Letting go of your pride & accepting the Son of Man as your Lord & Savior is the only… way for this to happen though. Anyone who chooses to do this will be born again spiritually & live happily for eternity in the place… called Heaven. Anyone who does not do this will go to the place… called hell & be in torment for eternity. The life you are living right now is the only life you have ever lived as well as the only life in which you can choose to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior. Satan & demons are all individuals who are each some…one, & every one of them is tempting people to deny all these things that you’ve read.

        • Justin says:

          Below is a comparison of a young adult moving out of their parents’ house & into an apartment when they’re still too young to be on their own, & us separating from God the Father when we did something wrong. Read, at least, the one of the first 2 paragraphs that’s first sentence matches your belief as well as the last paragraph.

          If you believe that we’re divine or believe no god exists compare yourself to how the young adult feels right after they move in the apartment. At this point, how much higher do they feel their placement in life is? And how much does their pride love the placement they feel they have? If what you believe is true, what is your placement in life? But now, what is your placement in life if you will never be divine & God is some…one who is divine & wants you to worship Him? Like the young adult, your pride doesn’t like the placement that this would mean you have in life, does it?

          If you believe there is a god(s) that we should look up to compare yourself to the second step of the young adult’s journey. At this point comes the time that their pride lowers a little due to them having to borrow money from a friend so they can stay in the apartment another month. When this moment arrives how much does the young adult actually feel like they’re depending on their friend & how much do they feel they’re still doing things on their own? With this in mind, study yourself for a moment. You may want to say… that you, personally, are looking up to this god(s) & depending on it 100%. But, how much do you really feel… like you’re doing that? Like the young adult, you have the thought… of looking up to this god(s), but the inside of you actually feels… like you’re doing things by yourself, doesn’t it?

          When their journey’s about over the time that the young adult has to move out of the apartment due to, neither them, nor their friends having enough money arrives. When this occurs, the young adult’s pride drops again & they finally realize that they do still need their parents. But, instead of letting go of their pride & moving back in, they, for their pride’s sake, go to a friend’s house & stay with them for a while. After this, they might go to their grandparents’ house. But then, finally, they let go of their pride, move back in with their parents, & look up to them again. Compare this last step of the young adult’s journey to what we need to do according to the Bible. At any time during their adventure, the young adult can choose to go back to their parents. They just have to let go of their pride to do it. We can be born a second time & reconnect to God the Father by accepting Christ Jesus as our Lord & Savior. We just have to let go of our pride to do that. The more pride we are holding onto though, the harder it is for us to let go of it as well as realize we need to let go… as is the case with the young adult.

  21. Earl says:

    Everyone is looking for a new spiritual body. Why not use the lips, hands and feet that you have to serve God instead of looking for something in an afterlife. Not a follower of Unity but believe that love is enough of a motivation to serve God. Fear is used by those that cannot motivate by love. Yes- fear works but perfect love casts out all fear. It is all about doing what you can , while you can. Eternity has already begun. There are a lot of extreme hate groups that spring up from fundamental so called christian groups. The fundamental question should be – Where is Jesus now? Is Christ at the helm of your life or are you still waiting for him in the sky? Are you waiting for a reward or just serving out of love? To God be the glory and praise, if not then its a cult.

    • Sherry says:

      You sound very spiritually evolved and Christ centered. Unity may be the perfect place for you. Unity is full of God centered people who have experienced things that seem to be meant “just for them” I urge you to check it out. The answer is: Jesus is with you always. Our motives should be love driven and not fear or reward driven. Unity is as far from a cult as you can get!

      • Josh says:

        hi sherry, if unity is christian then unity should believe in both heaven and hell. unity beliefs say… 1) God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. so if there is no other enduring power then who causes suffering? divorce? wars? rape? demonic possession? if unity’s beliefs are true then there should be no need for exercists. but there are exercists? what are they expelling? demons. what are demons? evil spirits. it also says…. 3) We create our life experiences through our way of thinking. so here we are back to the law of attraction. and who teaches that? abraham. who is abraham? an evil spirit pretending to be God or an angel. So if I think about having the best computer in the world to play games on I can make it happen just by thinking about it. hmmm, lets think. I am a created creature. I am not God. God’s holy spirit who is a part of the trinity is in me giving me grace or (divine influence) to do good and not sin. But I have free will so I can choose God or (not) choose God. Jesus saves, we cannot save ourselves. also says…. There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our connection to God. same thing law of attraction being packaged in different ways. test it using the scientific method? doesn’t work. God always answers prayers yes traditional christian prayers. and his answers in most basic form are yes, no, or not now. Also God allows suffering because in short it is in his plan for salvation at the end of time somehow.

        • cs says:

          With all DUE respect to those who blame Unity for their life sufferings (ex: divorce). And also those who keep miss interpreting what Unity stands for. I just want to ask those folks how many times has the bible been translated and altered. How many times have we changed it (especially in the English language). Also, where oh where does Jesus mention salvation because he dies for us. Where does he say “honor me for I will dies for all your sins”.
          That was something put into the bible by the original church to create guilt and give power to those in charge. And please don’t mention “no one can come to the father but through me”
          That has been so widely manipulated to put fear in humans. He meant in truth, which is what he came to preach. And showed us how to love one another. Do right because its right and not out of fear for consequences. If you trully believe in Christ and his message their would be more love…less hate….and less blogs like this one. Those at Unity are happy, evolved, loving and at peace. They dont preach against anyone. And yes they are saved. Their Faith has saved them. To really understand new age is hard. It’s not socerry or magic or talking to spirits. Its meditating (same as prayer) and just having one on one communication with God. God says we were created in his image yet we refuse to acknowledge that. Even with all the distrust toward Unity , they would welcome any religion and their dogma. My husband still prays to saints. They don’t care. Makes me sad how much they are Attacked. But you’re all still my brothers and sisters. I love you. Blessings. Namaste!

          • Josh Kennedy says:

            that’s right “no-one can come to the father except through Jesus.” why? because Jesus, being the second person of the trinity became a human being while still having the divinity of God. Jesus is the second Adam. Adam and Eve lost paradise for the human race. Jesus is sometimes called the second adam because during the temptation in the desert he responded correctly to the temptations of the devil/Satan and did not give into them. And then died on the cross to save us from our sins. Go read the writings of the early saints from the 4th 5th up through the 15th century or so. Such as the suma theologica, saint augustin and others.

            • cs says:

              Again all personal interpretation of what was written by humans. Many a stories have been written since men could write. We can study Greek mythology as well and plenty of other religions that write about a virgin birth of a prophet. Jesus never said he was the “second” Adam. Only tell me of what HE taught. Not what was written about him. Which one can argue was perceived by his disciples. If I recall some even tell the same story from different angles. I respect and value your opinion. I will however keep living with love in my heart for all. Yes even my enemies. That is what Unity has taught me. God bless.

              • Justin says:

                Something you should keep in mind is Baptists, etc. claim that hell is the place… you will go to if you don’t accept Jesus as your Lord & Savior. If you practice this religion & Unity ends up being correct you’ll have another opportunity to accomplish perfection. But, if you practice Unity & Baptists end up being correct you’ll go to hell… & be there for eternity. By the way, take note that eternity is forever. Being there for eternity doesn’t mean you leave later on. It means that, literally, 10,000,000 years later you will still be there… And the door will still… be locked tight. Give this some thought. You’re better safe than sorry.

                • Josh Kennedy says:

                  hi justin you’re right there. there’s either heaven, or hell. no in-between. Just look at unity’s website folks…they don’t believe in hell. that right there sets off red flags that say no this is not christian. unity is a newage organization similar to scientology and some others but with some differences. in some youtube videos from unity of reading they talk about the law of attraction. and who came up with that? a demon calling itself abraham. now the question is, for you authentic christians out there, baptists, lutherns, methodists, and others, how long, if it ever happens at all, will it take for my wife who calls herself reverend crystal or peaceweaver to realize her mistake and repair all of the damage she has caused to me, and my/her family? I’m only 30 years going on 31 years old… I had a job, was ready to move my family far away from such bad influences. but I failed. And it seems as if the devil has won and has permanently destroyed my family.

                  • cs says:

                    I’m so sorry you feel this way Josh. Now picture yourself speaking to Jesus about this.The Jesus of the Bible in which you probably claim to know. What would Jesus say? Forgive? Do not worry? Trust in God? Serve others? Don’t judge? Any of those perhaps? Take what you want from your researc into the church. But living with bitterness and resentment or hatred is not very Christ like. That’s what we strive for. To let Christ who is in our hearts shine through.
                    “The four agreements” is an excellent book. Give it a try. And no it is not a Unity book.

                    • Josh Kennedy says:

                      there’s a difference between judging and stating facts. the facts are 1. unity believes the christ consciousness within people etcetera…this goes against the bible and christianity. fact 2. some or perhaps a lot of unity churches quote directly and teach from a course in miracles, the secret, the law of attraction, these are books inspired by the devil, clearly anti-christian. People who follow unity, which is anti-christian have a greater probability of going to hell than those who follow traditional christianity who practice their faith such as baptists, lutherns, catholics, and so on. and then you also have to factor in circumstances, what lead up to the person joining unity? do they know they are going against christianity by doing so? there’s lots of factors involved.

                    • cs says:

                      I respect and acknowledge your feelings and views. I let go of my ego. For my journey is not so I can gain any rewards. My journey is to serve others and God. I live heaven on earth. I have my daily bread and all I need. I forgive myself and others. Evil does not touch my home. For his is the power and glory. I hope it all works out for you and your family sir. Keep the faith. It will work out.

                • Joe Espinosa says:

                  I was “born again” over 25 years ago. Unfortunately, I “accepted” Jesus in a very charismatic church. For years I believed the lie about there being a literal hell. Hell is Greek mythology incorporated into scripture; an extreme control mechanism use to gain converts. Moreover, why would ANYONE want to serve a bipolar God who gives you only THIS life time to repent, submit, and obey? You mean to tell me He loves me unconditionally on this side of Heaven, but if I don’t say the magic prayer to receive Jesus, I will be relegated to eternal torment upon my death? We need to remember God is in the micro and the macro. Jesus is the cosmic Christ. Fundamentalist’s cannot grasp that the one God has varied revelations, scriptures, and commandments as God is understood, interpreted and sought by people of different times and cultures. Moreover, they have not grown in compassion enough to realize that all these human beings can be as fully and sincerely devoted to God as they themselves are, often more so.

              • Josh Kennedy says:

                so if everything ever written is someone’s personal interpretation, then we come back to the idea that we are all our own gods, as unity says, the christ conciousness within you. then we argue, well whose interpretation is correct? And if everyone is correct then you have chaos and not ordered reasoning thinking. So there has to be a final authority that says this is correct, this is not. Jesus himself never said the bible is the final authority on everything. nor did he say interpret the bible for yourself and just draw your own opinions about what I have to say. But rather he gave others, his disciples and apostles certain authorities abilities and responsibilities so they may help found Jesus’s church, and continue it. Why not read documents from the early church 2nd century through the 9th or 10th century or so and learn the history behind the original church, and start worshiping God the way the church intended –the way Jesus intended for people to worship him/God.

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    May you be blessed with divine love and peace in abundance, and guidance and discernment.

  36. Kathie says:

    My Unity Minister does not define Unity as New Age…. it is New Thought Christianity… our Mission is to love, serve and inspire all people by celebrating our connected-ness to God and to one another. Our Purpose is to affirm our oneness, demonstrate unconditional love and acceptance, teach the truth, embrace diversity and change, and create and maintain a prayer consciousness. Our Core values include being God centered, living in integrity, empowerment, commitment, acceptance, generosity, and joy. We follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. Practice prayer and meditation so as to align our heart-mind with God using denials and affirmations as tools. We live the Truth of Jesus Christ teachings through our thoughts, words and actions. Unity is Practical Christianity… we live the teachings by practicing them every day… all day long.

  37. Jen says:

    wow. fascinating collection of comments. I think Unity is the closest to the real truth as it gets. Organized religion is fear based. Always has been. People follow a book written by man over 1,000 years after the events occurred. Ever play that game, telephone, where ten people sit in a circle – the first person is told one sentence. He whispers it to the 2nd person who whispers it to the next person and so on. Just 10 people later and that sentence isn’t the same anymore! How can people take the bible so literally?

    Here is what I know for certain. Let’s say a Jewish child is born to Jewish parents and a Christian child is born to Christian parents. Let’s say the Jewish child grows up very religious and spends his whole life serving others and making an immensely positive impact on so many people’s lives. He is faithful to his religion and dies having never believed in Jesus. Let’s say the Christian child grows up in a dysfunctional family (the roles could be reversed – this is just an example). That child grows up and ends up in a life of crime. He rapes many and kills a few. He is sentenced to death row. While awaiting his sentence, he “finds” Jesus and calls himself saved. He still commits some minor violent offensives in prison but he is now a Jesus follower. In the Christian world, the gentle and giving Jewish man goes to hell for all eternity and burns there. The ‘saved’ Christian murderer, however, goes to heaven and lives in peace.

    if you believe this is how God works, you have to be brainwashed. I knew, deep in the core of my soul, all my life….that the only ‘religion’ that could possibly be true is one that equally applies to every person who exists and doesn’t promise eternal hell to people who don’t follow the dogma but otherwise live a good life. No God would condemn a person for all eternity for not believing Jesus is the savior. It’s NOT that persons fault they were born into a non-Christian family. People feel they must believe and follow Jesus out of fear of what will happen to them when they die if they don’t. Start questioning WHY you believe what you do – dig deep. You may be surprised with what you come up with.

    • Song says:

      I am really thankful for your comment and insight. Like any religion hate, it hurts and sucks. But forever I will be a strong believer that God (which is also known as the uUniverse, Creator, Oneness, etc.), is in within all of us, since we are all connected to the earth, to each other, to our higher selves.
      Follow Jesus cause he has so awesome insights and teachings, not because he died on the cross for our sins.
      Unity believes that we are human, we make mistakes. But we came to a material world like earth to learn about ourselves and others and spread a universally known truth: Love. I’m hoping everyone can accept that Unity isn’t Bullpoop, and that like every other religion, we have truth. We have power. We are New Thought, not New Age.


      • Bob from Australia says:

        Its so funny reading all these articles. Unity is not a cult. But it does have some rediculous wordings in its system. The lords prayer has been humanised. it replaces the word EVIL with ERROR. So what Hitler Did was an error. Or what Pol Pot did was an error. What a joke. Unity removes Jesus name from all its affimations. It uses the word Christ as if Jesus did not exist or was a minor player in the whole christian saga. It says we all all Christs. It says we all all Gods. It misuses the bible to support this saying. But if you read the bible it says we can be like Gods in our understanding of Good and Evil. Unity does not believe in EVIL. Unity is not Gods word but human kinds version of what is right and wrong. Christianity also is so wrong in its Judgemental approach to everything. Christianity teaches fear. Jesus never taught fear. He taught love. Human intelligence has improved in leaps and bounds only since we took away the power that priest and bishops held in our society. Education has changed every thing. The last 100 years the world has progressed so much. All because of learning. look at the countries where education is lacking. Many of these places still believe in witch craft ( Haiti) Look at the Arab world. It believes in an eye for an eye. ( this is in the bible also) ( how wrong is that thinking) Lack of a broad education makes these people react like Christianity did 50 years ago. ( the hatred of Protestants and Roma Catholics) Even the muslims fight amongst them selves. God never put us on this earth to hate. He put us here to LOVE One another.
        So after reading all these responses from readers I see only biased views rather than what God wants from us. God wants peace, love and understanding ( education of the masses) as the correct way of living. he does not care about man made religions. he only wants us to care about each other and make this world a better place. Underneath all of this UNITY wants these things too.( so who are we to say UNITY is wrong or a cult) So do most caring people of this planet. Bob from Australia

        • Song says:

          Bob, thanks for your insight it was interesting to read.

          But I think you are misinterpreting what it means when you said, “it says we are all Christs. It says we are all Gods.” Unity belief is not saying we are literally gods. No, it’s saying we have God’s light (Holy Spirit, love light, etc.), in us. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

          Also, I agree with you about what God really wants. I agree he wants peace, love, and acceptance. Unity is more of a spiritual believe and guidelines, rather than forced fear and a religion. I think God wants us to reach for higher vibrations and become closer to the Truth.

          My hope is that one day, religions won’t be such a big deal, and that these boundaries (religious beliefs), won’t hold us back from really getting to know one another and learn to love each other based on who we really are inside.

          Namaste. ॐ

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  39. ROY THOMAS says:

    This “Unity” business sounds like a drug that dulls one’s senses. I see people here talking about the scriptures pieced together and given as Bible. Once we have warped and wayward ideas about the word of God, we are discrediting it. The word of God is a lamp and a light. Psalm 119:105. It is true and it is truth. Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. God is love but He is also Just and a Judge of all. We are all born with a genetic nature that makes us sin. We can only become Christians by being born again. Jesus said, No one comes to the Father but by me. NO amount of church attendance and good works and so called good thinking will save you from hell. Jesus himself said: These shall go away into everlasting punishment but the righteous into life eternal. Matthew 25:46. Jesus and God and the Holy Spirit are not principles. Principles do not create mass and matter. Do not get side tracked from the truth of God. Read the bible from cover to cover. See how God has dealt with men over the years. He who has not changed will open your eyes when in repentance you turn from sinful life behaviors and invite him into your life. He gave Christ, his only begotten to die for us to redeem us. That redemption is a personal one to be realized individually. There is no global salvation. There is individualized salvation for the global of the earth. Except you repent, you will perish. Jesus is the ONLY way to God, the father. Do not be led further astray by demonic spirits. They are deceitful and will trick you and distort your senses. Listen to the One and only whom God sent into the world to save sinners. His name is Jesus. He saves people from their sins. READ HIS WORD, THE HOLY SCRIPTURES FOR YOURSELF.

    • susie says:

      Thank you Roy for solidifying my beliefs and the reasons why I follow Unity. Its folks like yourself that caused me to leave. Who claim to be christian yet shout fear fear fear!!! I live a life of peace and love. Jesus walks with me. As does my guardian angels. I love all people and I don’t judge anyone. Frankly its none of my business. I read somewhere that I’m supposed to love all as I love myself. As God loves me. Which means I don’t look at what they do or how they live. I simply open my heart and arms to all. And have never felt more at peace with my life, or God. Many blessings to you and yours. Namaste!

      • Song says:

        I agree with Susie and I feel like after reading this article, I feel stronger about my beliefs. Do people realize that hate only breeds more hate? I know I am loved by God, Jesus, my guardian angels, people who believe in the same spirituality/religion as me, and even people who don’t.
        I didn’t hate the criticism before this hateful website, and I still don’t hate you or your harmful words. I fiercely believe that God would not want us to hate each other, but rather accept and nurture each other, as we are all on our own spiritual journeys.
        We are spiritual beings, having a human experience. We are not “sinners”. We are capable of love, joy, and forgiveness. It’s time we forgive ourselves and others around us for spitting harsh words.
        We are children of God and we have the Christ light (Holy Spirit, love light, God’s light, etc.), in us. God would not hate his children, nor impose fear upon them. That is only our fear keeping us from spiritual growth. It’s truly sad that we let something like this keep us from the Source. Let’s all get along and love one another.

        Much love,

        Namaste. ॐ

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    • susie says:

      My favorite part about the this conversation is the lack of empathy and understanding. I like to call “religious” people or Jesus “freaks” misguided. It saddens me that they all focus so much on Jesus’s death and what that was suppsed to do for humanity that they completely ignore his actual teachings. If they were to actually pay more attention to what he preached and came to teach then perhaps there would be less blogs like this one.

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  42. kay says:

    What gives you the right to say all spiritual paths that do not follow Christian doctrines are cults? The Bible is loaded with contradiction! Futhermore the Bible was written by man for man. Man inspired not God inspired.

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  44. Trex says:

    Wow, you are all listening to some nut-job that says he sees spiritual entities? From what I have form people I have met that attend Unity in my town, they are merely more open to interpretation of the bible in a less literal sense and are also more accepting of other religions. There is nothing “cult” like about these people, just more open mindedness. They’re certainly not the ones casting stones. I’m so sick of people hiding behind Christianity to throw stones because they are either brainwashed by their church or are obsessive about religion. We all need to learn to live together on this planet. TOOOOOO many wars fought in the name of God and you seem bent on starting more with your nonsense.

    • dclyle says:

      I too have been attending Unity and I can tell you that they want me to hold on to my beliefs and do what is right for me. Ultimately don’t you think God will tell us what is right? Don’t people know that “Labels and the will to be right” has cause the death of millions. Christians, Jews, Pagans, etc. We as the human race have all suffered and died, because of others opinion of what is right. I for one have been soul searching and I am letting God tell me what to do. Yes God may or may not be a man in the sky that looks down on me from heaven, but the one that wrote this article knows that God speaks through your heart and there you will find answers, so why write this? To whom are you trying to prove anything too. Are you struggling internally? Only conflict brings one to persecute others; internally or externally. God Bless you all and no matter what your “beliefs” are, I hope we all find peace in the love we were all born with and that the grace that God has given to us.

  45. LLD says:

    I’m not a Unity member but I look forward to becoming one. I am a saved soul and Gnostic in my beliefs. All I can say is WOW. I am so impressed by the Unity people who show love and give blessings even to those who oppose them. You call that evil and cultic? They seem to think for themselves. You call that evil and cultic? They believe in God and Jesus. You call that evil and cultic? Someone interprets the bible differently than you and you call that evil and cultic? By that definition all denominations are evil and cultic since they all deviate from the one true reading of the bible. And what is the one true denomination? Baptist, Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist?
    I found your article rigid and judgmental on so many levels. I can’t say I believe in your ways any longer (notice I didn’t say God’s way)- I used to but I’ve moved onto higher thinking on my own without any church. The Christian Reformed, a Nondenominational, and Baptist churches all disappointed me with their interpretations of the bible. I didn’t give up. I knew God called me to Gnosticism and Mysticism for a reason. I also enjoy Zen Buddhism and Sufism. I am intimately close to God. Does that make me my own cult? I love God and Jesus and I follow them daily. I also realized men wrote the bible but the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Scrolls are so very important. Does that make me a cult? I believe everyone has a perfect spirit and love that inner being despite their flaws. Doesn’t God do the same for us? We are called to be Christ-like afterall. Your ways seem hateful and frankly ignorant.
    I love Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey, and reading Rob Bell, Deepak Chopra, Bart Ehrman (Agnostic though very knowledgeable about the fallacies of the bible), and other books that are spiritual. I have educated myself since being saved through these fantastic people and the scrolls themselves. Instead of criticizing other Christians who love God and Jesus why not spend your energy in saving babies from abortion, children from hunger and abuse, help the mentally ill get their medicines, help the homeless, or something more productive? A lot of finger pointing, torture and killing have been done in the name of God. Who are we to speak for and judge in the name of God? But this response isn’t for the creator of this website. It’s for those who are on the fence. Decide for yourself if Unity is evil and cultic or not. Don’t let someone who so loudly rants against them sway your mind.

    Thou doth protest too much (Hamlet) Urban Dictionary-
    Overly insistent about something, to the point where the opposite is most likely true.
    Someone emphatically stating how much one hates gossiping, that one would never engage in this sort of behavior. This implies that, “thou doth protest too much” and may in fact be a gossip.

    You have a mind of your own. Use it. Blessings.

  46. LLD says:

    I copied and pasted this from the Unity Church of Peace website:

    Unity Philosophy
    Unity is a trans-denominational philosophy that finds its roots in the teachings of Jesus. It is sometimes called “practical Christianity” because we teach spiritual principles that apply to everyday living. We honor the sacred Truth contained at the heart of all major religions. We teach oneness with God and with all of God’s children. In Unity, we honor diversity and believe that all persons are created with sacred worth.

    Basic Philosophy

    1) God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.

    2) We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.

    3) We create our life experiences through our way of thinking, our attitudes, and our habitual states of mind and heart.

    4) Our lives can be changed and transformed through the power of affirmative prayer, forgiveness, and unconditional love.

    5) Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not sufficient. We must live them as well.

    Check out the website for yourself. http://www.unitychurchofpeace.org/unity-philosophy

    Someone once told me years ago that Harry Potter books were occultic. I was curious so I read them for myself. I laughed when I found them to be as harmless as the Lord of the Rings series. People sometimes make claims that aren’t true without actually investigating for themselves what the truth is. Be curious. It doesn’t hurt to investigate something for yourself.

  47. Ani says:

    I respect everyones opinions. All I know is that reading a Unity booklet, my spirit was stirring inside me in a negative way. I had not read anything from Unity before. I sincerely believe that Christ is the only way to our Salvation, and that God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one, (much like water, vapor and ice).
    Love to all!
    God bless you

  48. Brelynn H. says:

    I was a unity and new thought follower for about two years and I’m very thankful for them, they lead me back to Christ. Before that I was pagan for about 9 years. Then I found the new age movement, then the new thought movement. All the while my heart was growing closer and more accepting of Jesus. At first, during the new age period, I felt very close to the angels and God. Then during the new thought/unity/acim period, I accepted Jesus as a teacher and “way shower” and my heart grew very close to him and also to Holy Spirit. I struggled here with accepting the understanding of the crucifixion and him being God in the flesh. After all the bible is pretty clear that we will never see the face of God. But the angel of the Lord is seen on many occasions and is quite different in accepting worship than the other angels of the bible, just like Jesus. In fact they both use the term “I AM”. Anyway I recently experienced a complete understanding, at least for myself. See the Christians use all the scriptures that support Jesus’s divinity, like John 3:16, “grace alone”, I am the resurrection and the life, I am the way the truth and the life….etc and the emphasis is on the crucifixion. but they, usually leave out his actual teachings about being a good person and non judgment. The new thought use Jesus as a spiritual teacher and guide and use the scriptures to back up the humanity and lessons for life and relationships to back up their claim, so their emphasis is on his life and teachings. But the truth is that BOTH sides are in the bible so it made me think, they must both be highly significant. So in my willingness to know the true meaning of Jesus and the crucifixion I received this understanding.

    When humanity fell our bodies were changed so that now we experienced death. That’s the Adam body, made from “earth” that we are all born with and subjected to sin through. Jesus was born from a woman (Adam body, mortal) but came from holy spirit, which gave him also a corrected spiritual body (immortal). The crucifixion was the death of the Adam body and the sinful nature of humanity and the resurrection of the spiritual Christ body. Only through Jesus can we receive the spiritual body by being born again. Otherwise you can live a good life but still not receive an immortal spiritual body, that’s why accepting Jesus IS the only way because you receive the corrected spiritual Christ body. Now at the same time, it is still vitally important to live the way Jesus instructed because that strengthens your new spiritual body and keeps you living the heavenly way. That’s why we “store up treasures in heaven”.

    That’s why unity isn’t complete, it teaches a lot of Jesus teachings for how to live but it doesn’t accept his correction as a divine being and born again. Christianity, on the other hand could use a little more unity day to day teachings of love thy neighbor and non judgment. You have to walk in your new spiritual body in order to strengthen it. Most of all though, we need to use our spiritual discernment and rely on the bible, holy spirit and Christ to guide us. Holy Spirit was the only one given authority over the bible, he is our teacher so ask him if in doubt. Most of all let your willingness to know the truth of christ, guide you.

    My revelation about the crucifixion was backed up even more when I read 1 corinthians 15:35

  49. Gleno says:

    Most religions have systemic flaws in their belief structure. True religion requires a thankful and humble heart, that seeks wisdom from above, which comes from God.

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